Story Time- If Fifi Answers, I Am Not So Good

My maternal grandfather was a man who followed Jesus. He was an elder in his church in New Mexico where my maternal grandparents moved to in the early 70s because of health reasons for my maternal grandmother. She needed the warmer, dryer climate.

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After my grandmother passed away, I would call my grandfather on a regular schedule. I would always ask how he was doing and then ask about his small dog Fifi, a small poodle my grandmother wanted.

One day I called and asked my grandfather how he was doing. I then asked how his little dog Fifi was doing, My grandfather answered:

“I am okay, Fifi is okay, If you call and Fifi answers, then I am not okay.”

I didn’t know how to respond. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fortunately for us, Jesus is eternal. He would never have a time that ‘Fifi’ would answer. When we pray, we can be confident that God hears us. He would never not be okay. He has all power, he is eternal, and he is waiting for us to come to him.

We can trust in the truth in Hebrews 4:

“Therefore, since we have a great high priestย who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God,ย let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.ย For we do not have a high priestย who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we areโ€”yet he did not sin.ย Let us then approachย Godโ€™s throne of grace with confidence,ย so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

I do wonder though what it would be like to have a dog answer the phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

30 thoughts on “Story Time- If Fifi Answers, I Am Not So Good

  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ yep, on every level, if Fifi answered the phone, you grandfather would most definitely not be ok (that was funny). How thankful I am that no matter when I call, my Lord will always answer, thank you, Lord

  2. I always love story time dad! ๐Ÿ˜€ I laughed at the part where you didn’t know how to answer. I guess so! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That would have got me too. The verse at the end is so comforting. Jesus is wonderful. Have a great day. Don’t forget to take a nap. I might need a nap today… trouble sleeping last night. Kinda tired…

  3. Lol. This gist cracked me up, big bro. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Your must have been funny and sharp!. I so picture how stunned you must have been. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Yeah God has no break time or “Fifi pick up” moments. He is ever-present!. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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